“This series fills a gap of good reading for five- to seven-year-olds. It gives them a proper grown-up reading experience that is accessible but also has emotional weight.”

Julia Marshall

All’s Happy that Ends Happy

$19.99

All’s Happy that Ends Happy is the final book in the acclaimed and beloved chapter book series that celebrates Dani’s special ability to be happy and make others happy too.

Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

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  • Description

    It is spring and Dani is going to Rome for her father’s wedding. But Ella is not invited; Dad said no. What will Ella think when she learns she hasn’t been invited to her best friend’s dad’s wedding?

    This is the final book about Dani and Ella’s friendship. The road between them has become longer and longer. They almost never meet. Will their friendship survive the distance?


  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Sweden
    Reader Age 5-7 year
    Book Size
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  • Reviews

    1. Red Reading Hub

      This book is longer than any of the previous ones but Rose Lagercrantz’s terrific, gently humorous text is conveniently broken up into seven parts, each comprising short chapters with plenty of Eva Eriksson’s utterly charming, splendidly expressive black-and-white illustrations throughout. A smashing solo read, but also a lovely read aloud.

    2. Lancashire Evening Post

      This chapter book series – perfect for young readers moving away from picture books – fills the reading gap with its compelling combination of superb storytelling, emotive illustration and a clever balance of adventure and real life issues … The success of this series, with its funny, charming stories, lies in its emotional power, appealing characters and its child’s eye view of the world… a place of warmth, wonder, love and learning.

    3. Midwest Book Review

      Delightfully entertaining from first page to last, and enhanced with the inclusion of black-and-white line drawings by artist/illustrator Eva Eriksson

    4. School Library Journal

      Lagercrantz’s heartfelt story touches upon many realistic issues that young children may face, including the loss of a parent, parents dealing with depression, and adjusting to moving away from friends. Fans of the previous books in this series will again be delighted by this gentle, realistic depiction of two girls coping with big life changes while maintaining their friendship.

    5. Kirkus Starred Review

      Readers are treated to another stellar Dani and Ella story, enriched with Eriksson’s inimitable (and happily, copious) pen-and-ink illustrations that express astonishingly subtle expressions and attitudes with simple lines. As in the other books in the series, this one brings a perspicacious perspective, a natural humor, a solid theme of friendship, and Dani’s belief in life’s capacity to bring happiness.


  • Reviews

    1. Youth Services Book Review, Starred Review

      This is a sweet, quickly read story enhanced mightily by the wonderfully expressive pen and ink illustrations of Eva Eriksson’s on nearly every page…those who have enjoyed the previous six will definitely enjoy this new one. But the story stands on its own without having read any of the previous titles.

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